Saturday, May 7, 2011

Vintage Photos

“This rascal is my great uncle, in a photo from the 1940s or 1950s. It was taken in London.”

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  1. zebiah

    May 7, 2011 at 9:04 am

    What a personality!! i love it!!

    • Simone Fraser

      November 24, 2013 at 8:25 pm

      Wholeheartedly agree. Thanks so much to the contributor. I want to have known this person! The fine image itself is worthy of a portrait exhibition as a style exhibition. I love it.

  2. Al

    May 7, 2011 at 9:04 am

    This is the best! Love vintage photos. He's so dapper. The ensemble is awesome too.

  3. PiruletadeGato

    May 7, 2011 at 9:10 am

    Funny pic! Love these posts

    lollipopcat.blogspot.com

  4. the fashion reckless

    May 7, 2011 at 9:11 am

  5. Brooklyn

    May 7, 2011 at 9:13 am

    An image bursting with style and a healthy sense of humor.

  6. Dragonfly

    May 7, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Love this picture! The sense of fashion, I can see, is in your blood stream. Thanks for sharing!

    Janeth

  7. Anonymous

    May 7, 2011 at 9:17 am

    I am cheered by this photo..wonderful!

    Thanks!

  8. aga

    May 7, 2011 at 9:19 am

    Cool uncle ;)

  9. Anonymous

    May 7, 2011 at 9:20 am

    A work of art! (The great uncle, as well as the photo)

  10. Anonymous

    May 7, 2011 at 9:23 am

    wonderful photo. goes to show the cycle of trends. the rolled up yet baggy pants and textures are great.

  11. STEFANIE

    May 7, 2011 at 9:23 am

    wonderful :)!

  12. rebecca

    May 7, 2011 at 9:24 am

    oh, this is amazing! i love the casual scarves around his neck (:

    http://itscohen.blogspot.com

  13. Amanda Thomas

    May 7, 2011 at 9:27 am

    Now this is wonderful. Easily reminds me of the Hasidic Gentleman Scott shot awhile back, who also tipped his hat, covering his eyes, before the shot.

    I'm very excited to see more vintage photos!

  14. Ieva

    May 7, 2011 at 9:33 am

    I like the lines in the photo from the old time:)

  15. fashion suicides

    May 7, 2011 at 9:35 am

    I love everything about this picture!

    FASHION SUICIDES

  16. a sip of fashion

    May 7, 2011 at 9:37 am

    it's true..there're people that born with style!your great uncle and you are like this people! <3
    http://asipoffashionbaby.blogspot.com

  17. Meg

    May 7, 2011 at 9:39 am

    Super. Fabulous. This is a great picture!

  18. Kyle DuBois

    May 7, 2011 at 9:40 am

    It's apparent that style is truly timeless

  19. Rosa y Noelia

    May 7, 2011 at 9:41 am

    This photo are wonderful!
    I love vintage photos!

    Kisses from: nicetowearyou.blogspot.com

    Noelia.

  20. jmarcherrera.

    May 7, 2011 at 9:42 am

    Really nice look.
    I love men who still like to get dresses.
    Like really get dressed.
    Not what people call getting dressed today.

  21. geetabix

    May 7, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Cool!

  22. Stylist Jorunn Maria

    May 7, 2011 at 9:46 am

    LOve this picture. A man with great fashion sense.

  23. Jessie

    May 7, 2011 at 9:49 am

    love love love the vintage photographs! fabulous. this is a great one. wish i had some of these of my family laying around.
    xx, http://wordbyjessie.com

  24. oh look, stars!

    May 7, 2011 at 9:58 am

    Who wouldn't have a smile on her face after looking at this picture? (: ♄

  25. comme fraiche

    May 7, 2011 at 9:59 am

    now that is one dapper dude!

  26. shishiwaldorf

    May 7, 2011 at 10:05 am

    Basic and perfect!

    xoxo
    http://shishiwaldorf.blogspot.com/

  27. Anonymous

    May 7, 2011 at 10:11 am

    Stylish and super cool.

  28. Raz

    May 7, 2011 at 10:25 am

    I want to meet this man. I want to know what that cheeky grin is all about.

  29. Anonymous

    May 7, 2011 at 10:27 am

    The 40s, not the 50s.

  30. Anonymous

    May 7, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Now that is what I call 'A Chap'.

  31. Slim Paley

    May 7, 2011 at 10:31 am

    Fab!

  32. The Foolish Aesthete

    May 7, 2011 at 10:35 am

    Absolutely love this raffish look.

  33. Lauren

    May 7, 2011 at 10:40 am

    Wonderful picture! I really love the scarf and the rolled up trousers.

    The Styleseer
    http://styleseer.blogspot.com

  34. rabMcDaniels

    May 7, 2011 at 10:49 am

    cycle trends indeed! awesome old school style.

  35. Ana

    May 7, 2011 at 10:57 am

  36. bicocacolors

    May 7, 2011 at 11:05 am

    the touch of foulard is absolutely cool !!!

  37. NIA

    May 7, 2011 at 11:11 am

    Great picture:posture, the look, the background! your uncle presents quite a character!-a stylish everlasting vintage!

  38. Anonymous

    May 7, 2011 at 11:17 am

    this shot is funny and i love it! the vintage photos are the best

  39. thefashionguitar

    May 7, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Beautiful photo!

    XO Charlotte
    http://www.thefashionguitar.com

  40. meenal @ maison marigold

    May 7, 2011 at 11:27 am

    wow..this is amazing..love the hint of recklessness in his stance..have a great weekend! xx meenal

  41. Juli Photo Diary

    May 7, 2011 at 11:35 am

  42. Anonymous

    May 7, 2011 at 11:38 am

    i really enjoy these old photos where people are being silly. most old imagery portrays everyone as so very austere or only with a polite smile.

    thanks for sharing! this is great.

    *sP

  43. monsacbyme.com

    May 7, 2011 at 11:49 am

    No wander from where your natural elegant style, come from !!

    http://monsacbyme.com

  44. Arthurs House

    May 7, 2011 at 11:52 am

    I love the rolled up cuffs and the rolled down socks. Such a sense of fun and humour.

  45. moiquisuis

    May 7, 2011 at 11:59 am

    very brideshead revisited.

  46. SAMANTHA

    May 7, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Absolutely amazing.

    xx
    http://www.dragonnfruit.com

  47. cotton's

    May 7, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    I love this look, I want to do the same look for the children so adore

  48. Anonymous

    May 7, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    FA-BU-LOUS!

  49. Anonymous

    May 7, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Dick Van Dyke was British??

  50. Laura Siim Magnussen

    May 7, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    These vintage photos? Such a grand idea! Love the picture

  51. eljovendario

    May 7, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    Great picture, great expresion!

    Saludos,

    http://www.eljovendario.blogspot.com

  52. mrpinkcat

    May 7, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    COR BLIMEY! Mary Poppins. So very Dick Van Dyke before Dick Van Dyke.
    Love it :)

  53. Anonymous

    May 7, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    I am adoring his scarf.

  54. Yo y mi exceso de autoestima.

    May 7, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Vintage style is always trendy.

    http://happinessthrualens.wordpress.com/

  55. Michelle at Chellbellz

    May 7, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Your uncle had style!! Love this photo!!

    xoxo

    Michelle

  56. beesandbugs

    May 7, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Great photo! So chic :)

  57. Valentina H.

    May 7, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    what a lovely and friendly picture! i love it :)

  58. Miss Molly

    May 7, 2011 at 3:12 pm

  59. Emily

    May 7, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    This is great! Looks completely modern.

    Styledbyemily.com

  60. My Style Canvas

    May 7, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    I love his outfit and his attitude. Awesome photo. Post more of him if you have them.

  61. Ben

    May 7, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    fashion really is a big cycle, isnt it? :)

  62. FROG

    May 7, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Love the hat! And all the outfit is like it has it's own character…

    Look up while not busy:
    http://halfapencil.blogspot.com/

  63. Melanie

    May 7, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    This picture is so full of life and laughter! Love it too much! x

  64. Anonymous

    May 7, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Amazing, it's so vibrant, and full of uniqueness, the black and white just shows how it is portrayed as a design of style.

  65. Alice Olive

    May 7, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    I want this ensemble for myself.

  66. Carole

    May 7, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Truly excellent! And I guess he could still wear this (maybe lose the cane)!

  67. Bella

    May 7, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    What a wonderful photo!
    XOXO,
    Bella <3
    (www.prettyinpink-fashion.blogspot.com)

  68. fancypants

    May 7, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    this picture just exudes health, happiness and style all at the same time. love it.

    youfancypants.blogspot.com

  69. Cecille

    May 7, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    So fashionable!! Love this picture!

  70. Bruno

    May 7, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Pretty!!

  71. Ruhvana and Flanelli

    May 7, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    Wow. Without the text under the pic I would not have thought this is an old pic. I mean he looks so modern even thought I can see the old twist too.

    And it's amazing photo!

    ruhvana

  72. Anonymous

    May 7, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    This is wonderful!

  73. Anonymous

    May 7, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    The dude abides. A hat cocked at a rakish angle, a jacket and tie; were the only way to walk out your front door for past generations. My dad (B.1899-D.1971) wore a suit, albeit an old one, to mow the lawn.
    Commenters to your blog regularly complement the more elegantly dressed; are they indicators of a return to a more formal fashion sensibility?

  74. Yajaira

    May 7, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    nice photo

  75. Emma

    May 7, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    Thats a lovely picture :)

  76. Danielle

    May 7, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    What a fab picture, love it! :)

    x

    http://yonder-wonderland.blogspot.com/

  77. graes

    May 7, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    love the scarf, shoes and hat! Has that Bruno Mars face :-)

  78. Monroe Steele

    May 7, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    he is awesome

    xoxo Monroe

    Fashion Steele NYC

  79. Jenna Sommer

    May 7, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    Amazing picture!! I love your blog, it's my favorite!!

  80. Bohemian Design

    May 7, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    Whoa! That is so rad. I love his cuffs!

  81. Basement Birds

    May 7, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    That grin under the hat is a killer! Love it!

  82. Anonymous

    May 7, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    Pretty sure this was snapped very close to the time of the war. Londan endured nightly bombings. All of Europe was in great distress. Fabric, socks, shoes, hats in and of theirselves were scarce luxuries, as all went to the war effort. So to dress with such great panache with what was at hand involved enormous inventive style. Your uncle does you proud, from the jaunty slant of his hat, the casual placement of the scarf, to his rolled up pants and rolled down socks. And that rakish smile. Just Wonderful!

  83. the polish chick

    May 7, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    awesome shot, and so different from the usual somber shots typical of older photos. i can see where you got your inspiration from!

  84. PGSO

    May 7, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    This is what danger looks like . . . I am in love!

  85. Nekiwa Smith

    May 7, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    I love vintage! These photo's are AWESOME!

    ConcreteThreads.com

  86. Melissa

    May 7, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    yay vintage photos are back

    http://lavie-amonavis.blogspot.com

  87. Evan

    May 8, 2011 at 12:03 am

    Fantastic

  88. Seventh Of July

    May 8, 2011 at 12:40 am

  89. Style Dilettante

    May 8, 2011 at 12:40 am

    Remember that trend you were tracking last year with the rolled formal or dressy trouser? Has EVERYTHING been done? Just saw the Bill Cunningham documentary & enjoyed it immensely! I love how he used to call designers on their efforts to conceal appropriated looks on the runway!

    http://inherentstylela.blogspot.com/

  90. Shervin Nassi

    May 8, 2011 at 1:18 am

    So authentic! so real love you!!!
    http://www.shervinsworld.com

  91. David Diaz

    May 8, 2011 at 1:18 am

    That's so adorable!

  92. Anonymous

    May 8, 2011 at 3:21 am

    Scott could you please, please tag all your vintage photos? They're so inspiring but I've been trawling through the archives and can't find any of the ones from last time!

  93. Eve

    May 8, 2011 at 3:28 am

    Cette photo est trĂšs touchante. Je ne sais pas pourquoi, elle m'a fait penser Ă  Jules et Jim. Peut ĂȘtre le cotĂ© nonchalant :)

  94. Mallory

    May 8, 2011 at 5:43 am

    oh this photo is beautiful.

  95. Luigi Alba

    May 8, 2011 at 6:32 am

    Swag of the 1940s. Haha what a lovely photo.

    http://chronicut.blogspot.com

  96. Anonymous

    May 8, 2011 at 6:34 am

    who took this photo? r u curious?

  97. Marije

    May 8, 2011 at 6:47 am

    love it! :)

  98. CĂ©line Mademoiselle

    May 8, 2011 at 7:19 am

    I "over like" the scarf with dots, so stylish !!!

    xoxo from a "chasseuse de styles" in Brussels.

    C.M.

  99. Ana

    May 8, 2011 at 7:42 am

    He looks excellent. it is so nice to know that your great uncle had a feeling for masculine elegance too.

  100. Valentine

    May 8, 2011 at 7:58 am

    Wow.. Very nice! Love the attitude.

    Style runs in the familly !

    Diary of a fashion styist_
    http://valentineavoh.blogspot.com/

  101. Mila

    May 8, 2011 at 8:55 am

  102. Alb

    May 8, 2011 at 9:27 am

    Ok, now this is cool..

  103. Copper Etiquette

    May 8, 2011 at 10:20 am

  104. Anonymous

    May 8, 2011 at 11:43 am

    Merveilleuse photo, je l'adore ! You could have done it !
    http://rodneysmith.com/blog/ Take a look at his blog, I love him so much ! Sunny Side

  105. Jungkuk

    May 8, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Like Wittgenstein.

  106. Tofu

    May 8, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    very cool

  107. laumassaferro

    May 8, 2011 at 5:03 pm

  108. Laura

    May 9, 2011 at 1:00 am

    Me encanta also!

  109. IS THIS IT? models review

    May 9, 2011 at 1:35 am

  110. Rhi

    May 9, 2011 at 4:10 am

    Just from this photo I think I've fallen a little in love! What a cheeky chappy!

  111. Paul et Coco

    May 9, 2011 at 5:51 am

    great style …very very nice!

    xxx
    http://pauletcoco.blogspot.com/

  112. fashionBugs

    May 9, 2011 at 8:44 am

    i like that

  113. sarees4u

    May 9, 2011 at 8:50 am

    Good picture,memorizing 1940's.

  114. Anna

    May 9, 2011 at 10:54 am

    fab!!!!

  115. jackie

    May 9, 2011 at 11:08 am

    amazing! so charming!

  116. La Feem

    May 9, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    So incredibly fabulous!

  117. Kar

    May 9, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    I have no idea what's going on with those pants, Michael Kors would faint, but it takes attitude to pull it off.

  118. Bootshungup

    May 9, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Very very cool. Not that far off the mark for now.

  119. Miss Lou

    May 9, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    I love this pictureeeeeee and the style! it's FANTASTIC!!!!

    Besossss from Barcelona!!!!

    http://www.demodayaloloco.blogspot.com/

  120. Joanne Cox

    May 9, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    ♄

  121. American Girl Learning the World

    May 9, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    I'm always fascinated by today's modern style but I am always impressed by fashion history…

  122. Anonymous

    May 9, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Crush worthy.

  123. Jice

    May 9, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    This may be my favorite photo ever on this blog. I am seriously in love with dotted scarf and would really love to know its color. I'm guessing a faded red. The park-like setting is also poetic and evocative. Just delightful!

  124. MichelMercury

    May 9, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    like the movie of Francois Truffaut "Jules et Jim"!!! :)))

    http://michelmercuryartbeauty.blogspot.com/

  125. Parul

    May 10, 2011 at 12:08 am

    somehow this image does not feel too old.. must have been the best camera of the time

  126. pollen Jewelry

    May 10, 2011 at 1:08 am

    Love how "unposed" his pose seems, his natural charisma shines through without him trying to be anything but himself.

  127. John Montgomery

    May 10, 2011 at 6:23 am

    Timeless. Lovely photograph.

  128. Carolyn Robbins

    May 10, 2011 at 10:37 am

    Ah….and notice the length of his coat sleeves :) The thought I had immediately upon seeing this shot is, how wonderful the relationship between the photographer and your uncle, because this picture is so natural and expressive. I absolutely love the glimpse of ankles! Thank you for sharing this photo. It's obvious talent runs in the family.

  129. pinky

    May 10, 2011 at 10:46 am

    F A B U L O U S!!!
    I wish i knew him.
    What a character!

  130. What To Wear

    May 10, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Lovely dapper style! Did you see the female version inspired by this picture? http://weathertowear.com/NY/?p=320

  131. madalena

    May 10, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Era o tempo do glamour…
    Bonito!!!!!

    Excelente ideia,esta,das fotografias .

  132. Aubrey and Melissa

    May 10, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    There is so much personality in this photo! I love how much character there is in the outfit and stance.

  133. Anonymous

    May 10, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    What a cutie. The outfit is good too.

  134. Rafa

    May 10, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Great look! Like a character out of 1940's musical! What a wonderful style this gent had.

  135. clothing

    May 11, 2011 at 10:00 am

    Very nice photo!

  136. Hazel

    May 12, 2011 at 9:10 am

    I see some of this rascally influence in the post above with the scarf and the vest and the rolled up trousers.

  137. Isabella

    May 13, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    great :)

  138. DJ Twisted Sister

    May 13, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    That picture and all its attitude is worth a thousand words and belongs in a museum of all things just so totally hip…!!

  139. Lisa

    May 16, 2011 at 12:20 am

    Uncle Rascal, indeed! Great photo!!

  140. Collageur

    May 16, 2011 at 9:18 am

    Love this! What a wonderful character… Thanks for sharing.

  141. Valentina

    May 16, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    I love men with rolled trowsers! They look funny and elegant simply beccasse they don't seam to' care much
    Tuoni of when a very elegant men riding a bike with botto part of tessere rolled up. Just tornelle and elegant in furor simplicity.
    But pelasse…no short socks, betel nothing!!

  142. Anonymous

    May 21, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    funny way to wear the hat, like hiding from the photographer

  143. EFT for Cancer (Natalie)

    June 15, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    That rascal is the cutest! Love the cock of his head and the eye-obscuring hat.

  144. Laura

    June 19, 2011 at 10:34 am

    So fancy androgyny. Love it!

  145. Mzo Ntuli

    June 27, 2011 at 3:32 am

    Good man! Dapper & Preppy style!

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